A Middle Way
A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics
Robert W. Batterman
Robert W. Batterman, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
Robert W. Batterman is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his arrival in Pittsburgh, he was the Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence (Oxford, 2002) and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics (2013). He works in the philosophy of physics and philosophy of applied mathematics, focusing primarily upon the area of condensed matter broadly construed. His research interests include the foundations of statistical physics, materials science, dynamical systems and chaos, asymptotic reasoning, mathematical idealizations, explanation, reduction, and emergence.